Laboratory Leadership, Workforce Training and Management Development, Improving Public Health Labora

To promote and maintain a collaborative relationship with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) that includes the National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) and the National Laboratory Partnership (NLP) for the purpose of improving public health laboratory infrastructure, maintaining
a competent and trained laboratory workforce, promoting laboratory leadership activities to ensure future laboratory leaders, ensure laboratory preparedness for emerging infectious diseases or other biologic and chemical public health threats, promote technology transfer to ensure up-to-date technologies for the testing laboratory, and to enhance communication linkages between state and local public health laboratories, and the clinical laboratory testing community.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Program Accomplishments


Uses and Use Restrictions

Improvement of public health laboratory infrastructure, state-of-the-art training for the nation's laboratorians to be prepared in dealing with public health threats, improving laboratory leadership capabilities, enhancing inter-laboratory communications.

There are no restrictions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State governments, specifically State public health laboratories, particularly any organization representing state public health laboratories and having an established training network.

Beneficiary Eligibility

This project represents the front line defense against health threats to the nation's public. The nation's public is the ultimate recipient of benefits from this program.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For all other nonprofit grantees, cost will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR 74 Subpart Q. For-profit organizations' costs are determined in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, 48 CFR 31.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

To apply for this funding opportunity use application form PHS 5161. Application forms and instructions are available on and/or the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIM) staff at: 770-488-2700. Application forms can be mailed to you.

Award Procedures

Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.


Applications must be received in the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office (PGO)by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline date.


Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k)(3), 42 U.S.C. 247b (k)(3), as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From two to three months.




Throughout the project period, CDC's commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with project periods of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee.

Post Assistance Requirements


(1)Interim progress report, no less than 90 days before the end of the budget period.

The progress report will serve as your non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: current budget period activities objectives, current budget period financial progress, new budget period program proposed activity Objectives, budget, additional requested information, and measures of effectiveness; (2) Financial status report and annual progress report, no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period; and (3) Final financial and performance reports, no more than 90 days after the end of the project period.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


Financial and personnel records including financial awards, financial status reports, interim reports, and final reports must be maintained for a period of seven years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $11,395,475; FY 08 $12,000,000; and FY 09 est $12,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$4,200,000 to $4,800,000; $4,700,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local, and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher educations, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Frank Lochner, Interim Project Officer, Telephone: (404) 498-1117, National Center for Health Marketing, E-mail: or Pamela Baker, Grants Management Specialist, Procurement and Grants, Telephone: (770) 488-2689. E-mail:

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposed program, Methods, Proposal Adequacy, Evaluation, Program Personnel and Budget (not scored).

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